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Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Highlights for Saturday, Nov. 1

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  • Schreader, Susanne
    Date: Saturday, November 1 Event: Free Day at the Bay as part of Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival Time: 8:00 a.m. -
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 31, 2008
      Date:               Saturday, November 1

      Event:              Free Day at the Bay as part of Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

      Time:               8:00 a.m. - noon

      Location:         Bunche Beach Preserve, San Carlos Bay, South Fort Myers, FL

      Cost:                Free

      Details:            National Estuary Day - "Every Day at the Bay"
                             
      "Birding at its Best" Guided Walk at 8:00 am
                              "Kayaking Adventure" at 8:30 am
                              "Beach Habitat" Walking Tour at 9:00 am
                              "Kayaking Adventure" at 10:30 am
                              "Beach Habitat" Walking Tour at 11:00 am

                              For more information contact Terry Cain at caintb@...

      Web:                www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com

      Call:                 (239) 432-2158

       

       


       

      Date:               Saturday, November 1

      Event:              Mid-Point Paddle Sprint as part of Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

      Time:               8:00 a.m. on-site registration, 8:30 a.m. race meeting with a 9:00 a.m. start

      Location:         North Shore Park, 12901 N. Cleveland Avenue, North Fort Myers, FL

      Cost:               $25 pp race fee for single-person craft, $15 pp for tandem, OC-6 or Dragon Boats

      Details:            Recreational Race, 4 nautical miles; Competitive Race, 10 nautical miles and OC-6, 12 nautical miles.  Please submit pre-registrations to: Paddle Alliance, Attn: Karen Bickford, PO BOX 505, Fort Myers, FL  33901 with a check. Registrations may also 

                             be submitted by e-mail (kayak.events@...) and must be paid prior to entering the race course, so please show up             by 8am on race day.  Checks, money orders and cash only!

      Web:                www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com

      Call:                 (239)433-3855

       

       

       

      Date:               Saturday, November 1

      Event:              Pro-Am Kayak Fishing Tournament – Pro-Teams as part of Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

      Time:               9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

      Location:         Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road, NW, Cape Coral, FL 33993

      Cost:                $300 (up to 4 entrants per team)

      Details:            All competitors must be 18 years of age or older or be accompanied by a parent or

                             guardian. A guardian who is not registered in the event and accompanying a minor may not fish.  Minors must also have the signature of his or her parent or legal guardian on the entry form.  Contestants must register by October 26, 2008 to avoid the $35 

                             late fee. A team representative must attend and check in at the 6:00 p.m. Captains Meeting at The Sun and the Moon Inn 3962 NW Pine Island Road, Matlacha, FL 33993

      Web:                www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com

      Call:                 (239)433-3855


       

      Date:               Saturday, November 1

      Event:              St. James City Blueway Fest

      Time:               10:00 a.m. – sunset and beyond

      Location:         Stringfellow Road, Saint James City, FL 33956

      Cost:                Free

      Details:            Kids Fishing Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Pine Island Marina. Come check out a fire truck and chat with Capt. Chris Stanford to learn about eye protection, hooks, sunscreen, protective clothing and more. Enjoy a casting demonstration and learn how to throw a cast net. Plus basic knot tying.   Kids activities, including bounce house, snow cones, a clown, face painting and more fun.

                              Berreitter Photography-Blueway Photo Contest and Nature Show
                              Kayak tours from St. James City with Kayak Excursions.  Join a guide and enjoy southern Pine Island waterways. Launch location TBA.
                              Pirates Invade St. James City!   Join local author/historians James and Sarah Jane Kaserman for a fun-filled party at The Variety Store, 3167 Stringfellow Road, St. James City FL 33956, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This is your opportunity to discover how the 

                              coast of SW Florida and its many  inlets, islands and bays provide the backdrop for a variety of privateers, pirates and  independents.  Also in the works: live music, local author presentation, possible sailing lessons, dining options, and more.   Phone:   

                              (239) 246-8670 or call the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce at (239) 283-0888.

      Web:                www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com

      Call:                 (239)433-3855

       

       

       

      Date:               Saturday, November 1

      Event:              Bokeelia Blueway Fest as part of Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

      Time:               10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

      Location:         Bocilla Seaport, Bokeelia, FL

      Cost:                Varies

      Details:            Free kayak demos, guided kayak tours (fishing and eco), kayak scavenger hunt, kayak races, the Drum Circle will play towards evening with appearances of a Calusa Bird Dancer. We will offer big canoe ghost tours in back bay and Jug Creek through  

                             the day with 10% off on meals at The Lazy Flamingo. The Festival will be located behind the Bocilla Fishing Pier and Captain Con’s Restaurant on Back Bay. Take Pine Island Road to Stringfellow Road, take a right at the four way stop and go to the very 

                             end of the road with Carlotte Harbor on your right. When you reach the Fishing Pier in front of the restaurant you are there. Look for the tents and activities.  Coordinated by www.calusaghosttours.com    For more information contact John Paeno

                             at calusaghosttours@...

      Web:               www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com

      Call:                 239)433-3855

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